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  • April 28, 2022
     
    Monday, May 16th all three bands from Granite Falls Middle School will be performing their Spring Concert. The concert is in the South Caldwell High School Theater. Sixth Grade students need to arrive at SCHS by 5:40pm and report to the theater. Their concert will begin at 6pm followed by the SCHS Symphonic Band. Sixth grade parents are encouraged to leave after the SCHS Symphonic Band performs due to seating capacity of the theater.
     
    Seventh and Eighth graders are to report at 6:30pm to the band room. Their concert will begin at 7:00pm and should be over by 7:45pm.
     
    This performance is required of ALL students. Any student missing the concert must have a written excuse and will have to play their music for a grade. Dress for the concert will be a white collared shirt or blouse, and black pants or skirt. Shirts must be tucked in. A tie for the gentlemen is suggested, but is not required. Black dresses will also be acceptable for ladies as long as they meet school dress code. Visit the Band Handbook on my school website for more details. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
     
    There is a $3 admission for the concert.

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  • March 23, 2022

     

    Just a reminder that the 8th grade band will be performing tomorrow at Lenoir-Rhyne University at 11am for Music Performance Adjudication (MPA).  Parents are allowed to attend.  The performance is in PE Monroe Auditorium.  Dress for the concert is VERY important.  Students will need to wear either black or black and white.  If ladies are wearing dresses, they need to meet school dress codes.  No pants with holes in them.  This is the most important concert we've had in their middle school careers and we need to look the part!  We will be stopping at the mall on the way home for lunch.  Students either need to bring money or pack a lunch.  All of this will be happening within the school day. 


     

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  • March 8, 2022

     

    For the first time since 2017, Granite Falls will be represented in the state's top middle school band.
     
    Congratulations to Madison C. for placing second chair oboe in the North Carolina All-State Honors Band! Madison auditioned against the best 14 middle school oboists in the state and took one of the two available spots in the band. She will get to attend the All-State Band Clinic at UNC-Chapel Hill in late April. Awesome job Madison!

     

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  • March 1, 2022

     

    SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS 2022

     

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Summer Music Camp 

    Greensboro, NC

    Residential (overnight)

    July 10 - July 15 or July 17 - July 22  

    https://vpa.uncg.edu/music/smcamp/

     

    Lenoir-Rhyne University Summer Youth Music Camp

    Hickory, NC

    Day Camp or Residential (overnight)

    July 11 - 15

    https://www.lr.edu/public-events/summer-youth-music-camp

     

    The Harper School of Performing Arts - Camp Treble

    Lenoir, NC

    Day Camp

    July 11 - July 14 AND July 18 - July 21 (two weeks)

    http://www.theharperschool.org/files/5316/4434/8041/Camp_Treble_save_the_date.jpg

     

    Mars Hill University - Summer Music Camp

    Mars Hill, NC

    Residential (overnight)

    June 25 - June 30 

    https://www.mhu.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/music/department-of-music/summer-music-camp/

     

    The Lenoir Music Club does have some scholarship money available.  Please contact Mr. Haymore for more information.


     

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  • December 3, 2022

     

    Tuesday, December 7th all three bands from Granite Falls Middle School will be performing their Winter Concert. The concert is in the South Caldwell High School Theater. 6th and 7th grade students need to arrive at SCHS by 5:30pm and report to the theater. The concert will begin at 6pm. 6th/7th grade parents are encouraged to leave after the 6th/7th grade concert. 8th graders are to report at 7:00 to the theater. Their concert will begin at 7:30pm and will include the SCHS Wind Ensemble. This performance is required of ALL students. Any student missing the concert must have a written excuse and will have to play their music for a grade.

    Dress for the concert will be a white collared shirt or blouse, and black pants or skirt. Shirts must be tucked in. A tie for the gentlemen is suggested, but is not required. Black dresses will also be acceptable for ladies as long as they meet school dress code. Visit the Band Handbook on my school website for more details. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    There will not be an admission for the concerts but donations are being accepted. Please bring cash for donations.


     

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  • October 8, 2021

     

    The Spartan Southern Classic Marching Band Competition has been cancelled and rescheduled for October 30.


     

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  • September 28, 2021

     

    7th and 8th Grade students - Please visit your Google Classroom for information on All County Band auditions.


     

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  • September 9, 2021

     

    8th graders - Band shirts are here!  Please bring $10 as soon as possible.  If you need financial assistance, please let me know.  I need ALL 8th grade band students to have this shirt as it will be worn at 8th Grade Band Night, the Fall Concert, and Carowinds.  


     

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  • September 7, 2021

     

    Attention 8th Graders - This Friday's 8th Grade Band Night at SCHS has been POSTPONED. The game is no longer being played at SCHS. We are looking at dates to reschedule and will keep you updated.
     
    Also, band shirts have arrived! Please bring $10 ASAP! These will be worn at 8th Grade Band Night, the Fall Concert, and Carowinds.

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  • August 20, 2021

     

    Good afternoon!  I want to welcome everyone back to school and back to Granite Falls Middle School.  As you can imagine, things at school are very busy and everyone is excited about the new building and the new school year!  Below are a few things that you need to know.

     

    *Students will not need to bring their instruments to school on the first day of school.  

     
    *Everyone will be using Standard of Excellence Book 1 to start the year.  If you have lost yours, you need to get a new one.  The Band Attic has them in stock.
     
    *Every student has been invited to my Google Classroom.  Please check your school email and accept the invitation.  
     
    *The calendar has been updated on this website.
     

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